Support for freedom of conscience and religion
We offer advice, advocacy and education

We offer advice and advocacy for people who are facing challenges to living out their deepest convictions

We provide clients with:

  • Direct support: With our diverse background, our team can help clients navigate complex questions about conscience and religious freedom. This includes advice on legal frameworks, tools like the Official Information Act, policy development, dealing with government agencies and some regulators, and acting as an employment advocate.
  • Legal support through our alliance: Although our staff are legally trained we’re not lawyers, so in appropriate cases we’ll offer referrals to a law firm or lawyer who can provide clients with the help they need (for example, where the law says only a lawyer can assist).

We offer education to the public and to relevant sectors

We help people to understand why freedom of conscience and religion matter, and what it might mean for them. That includes engaging with:

  • the legal profession;
  • important sectors like faith-based schools;
  • the media;
  • Parliament and bodies like the Law Commission.

We also offer vocational support for Christian lawyers

Like all believers, Christian lawyers, law students and legal academics often ask themselves how their faith and their profession fit together. We’re developing support and resources to help them on that journey.

Who we serve

Some examples of people we can help:

  • Individuals who are being denied services or opportunities because of their deepest beliefs such as their political or religious views.
  • Employees who are under pressure from their boss to do something that goes against their beliefs.
  • Health practitioners who are being asked to participate in a procedure that conflicts with their conscience.
  • Integrated schools that are being scrutinised unfairly because of their faith-based character.
  • State schools considering policies and curriculum that touch on conscience and religious issues.
  • Churches who need help understanding their legal obligations.
  • Lawyers who have a particular interest in freedom of conscience and religion and related legal issues.
  • Individuals and organisations that want to get a better understanding of freedom of conscience and religious freedom, faith-based perspectives, and the legal framework.
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